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Saturday, December 23, 2006

"The Night Before Christmas" Cajun Style

I found this Cajun version of "The Night Before Christmas" online in an interview between Tab Benoit and Steve Curwood from December 2005.

This rendition was written by Clement Moore ~ Thanks for sharing this great Christmas story from the bayou Tab.
ENJOY! MERRY CHRISTMAS YA'LL!




Twas the night before Christmas,
And all t'ru the house
There don't a t'ing pass,
Not even a mouse.

The chirren be nezzle
Goodsnug on the flo'
An' Mamm passed the pepper
T'ru de crack on de do'.

Then mama in de fireplace
Done roas' up de ham
Stir up de gumbo
And bake de yam.

Then up through the bayou
Dey got such a clatter
Make soun' like old Boudreau
Done fall off his ladder.


I run like a rabbit
To go to de do'
Trip over the dorg
And fall on the flo'


As I look out the do'
Into the light o' de moon,
I t'ink, "man, you crazy,
Or I got ol' too soon."


Cuz dere on de bayou,
when I stretch ma' neck stiff
Dere's eight alligator
and they pullin' de skiff

An' little fat drover
Wit' a long poling stick
I know r'at away
Got to be ol' St. Nick.

Mo' fas'er and fas'er
De gator dey came
He whistle an' he holla,
An' he called dem by name.

Ha Gaston! Ha Tiboy!
Ha Pierre, an'Alcee'
Gee Ninette! Gee Suzette!
Celeste and Renee!


To de top o' the porch
To de top o' the wall,
Make crawl alligator,
And be sho' you don' fall.


Like Tante Flo's cat,
T'ru de treetop he fly.
When a big ol' houn' dorg
Come a run hisse'f by.


Like dat up de porch
Them ol' alligators climb!
Wit' de skiff full o' toy
And St. Nicholas behin'.

Then on the top de porch roof
A soun' like de hail
When all dem big alligator
done sot down
dey tail.

Den down de chimney,
I yell with a bam!
And St. Nicholas fall
An' he sit on de yam!


"Sacre," he exclaim
"My pant got a hole!
I done sot ma'se'f
on dem red-hot coal!"

He got on his foots
And he jump like a card
Out to de flo'
Where he lan' wit' a splat.

He was dressed in muskrat
from his head to his foot
an' his clothes was all dirty
wit' ashes and soot.


A sack full of playting
He t'row on his back
He looked like a burglar
An' dass fo' a fact.


His eyes how day shine!
His dimple how merry!
Well maybe he drink de wine
From de blackberry.


His cheek was like a rose
His nose like a cherry
On second t'ought,
Maybe he lap up de sherry!

Wit' snow-white chin whisker
An' quiverin' belly
He shook w'en he laugh
Like dem stromberry jelly


With a wink in his eye
An' a shook o' his head
Make my confidence dat
I Don' got to be scared.

He don' do no talkin',
He go straight to his work
He put playt'ing in a sock
An' he turn wit' a jerk


He put bot' his han'
Dere on top o' his head
Cas' an eye on de chimney
An' den he done said:
"Wit' all o' dat fire
An' dem burnin' hot flame
Me I ain' goin' back
By de way dat I came."

So he run out de do'
An' he clim' to de roof
He ain' no fool, him
For to make one more goof.
He jump in his skiff
An' crack his big whip.
De 'gator move down
An' don' make one slip.

An' I hear him shout loud
As a splashin' he go
"Merry Christmas to all
'Til I saw you some mo'!"



Have a Very Merry Christmas and a happy end of the year 2006. I hope you are all surrounded by great friends and loving family during this wonderful time of year.
Share the Health,
Karen Herrmann-Doolan,
NSP District Manager
An Independent Distributor of Nature's Sunshine Products
Natural Health Educator
herbsplus@mynsp.com
704-588-7638

Visit my Nature's Sunshine Online Store:
www.mynsp.com/herbsplus
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Thursday, December 21, 2006

END OF YEAR SPECIALS: DECEMBER 18 -31st


ENJOY THESE END OF YEAR SALES ON
CHINESE AND HERBAL COMBINATIONS!!

Check out our
special offers.

This weeks Nature's Sunshine Specials include:
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ANTI-GAS TCM CONCENTRATED(30) - Supports the digestive and detoxifying functions of the body. Key herbs include gastrodia, agastache, crataegus and hoelen. Anti-Gas helps move energy to the head and supports the elimination of excess moisture and toxins.


BLOOD BUILD TCM CONC. (30) - Nutritionally supports the blood, liver, glands and general circulation. It may help to strengthen a weakened wood constitution and support the immune system.


BREATHE E-Z TCM CONC. (30) - This formula supports the body in the battle to remove toxins from the entire respiratory tract, especially the lungs.

CASCARA SAGRADA CAPSULES (100) - A top-10 seller for decades, this "sacred bark" supports the intestinal system in a big way.

CLEANSTART APPLE/CINNAMON (14 DAY PROGRAM) or
CLEANSTART WILDBERRY (14 DAY PROGRAM) -
Tis the season to cleanse and detoxify! And what better way than the 14-day ClenStart colon cleanse program. It's very effective: you will feel cleaner on the inside and more energized. Available in Wild Berry and Apple Cinnamon.

FOOD ENZYMES (120) or PROACTAZYME PLUS (100) - Supplement your digestive enzymes with either of these blends and you'll sooth your stomach and get the most value from your food. Both blends contain a variety of enzymes. Proactazyme Plus is plant-based and suitable for vegetarians.


HY-C TCM CONC.(30) - A product for the glandular system and associated metabolic processes, these herbs work to sustain the body as it attempts to reduce the fire element and strengthen the water.

IF-C TCM CONC. (30) - Designed to support joint health and immunity, these herbs nourish the structural and immune systems by stimulating blood flow and eliminating toxins through a variety of actions. IF-C may help improve your overall feeling of well-being. Sounds perfect for the holidays!

KB-C TCM CONC. (30) - This combination of herbs is used for kidney and bone support as it strengthens the water element.

KIDNEY ACTIVATOR TCM (30) - Supports the urinary and lymphatic systems. Kidney Activator may promote kidney function and help clear retained water from the body, which may positively support joint function.

LIVER BALANCE TCM (30) - This herbal blend is used traditionally to maintain normal nervous system function during mental stress and to support the upper digestive system during tension and distress.

LUNG SUPPORT TCM (30) - A lung tonic formula, its primary herbs - anemarrhena, aster, bupleurum and astragalus - have been used in TCM to boost the immune system, build energy and support the respiratory system.

MEGA-CHEL (90) - Another favorite, this blend of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, glandular substances and herbs support the circulatory system wonderfully.

MOOD ELEVATOR TCM (30) - This fire-enhancing combination serves to "untrap" chi or vitality. Key ingredients support the liver, which plays an integral role in mood according to Chinese philosophy.

NATURE'S FRESH ENZYME SPRAY (16 FL.OZ) - This enzyme-based formula is non-irritating and environmentally safe. Includes sprayer attachment.

NATURE'S IMMUNE STIMULATOR (90) - is a blend of natural ingredients known to support and boost the immune system. Its antioxidant activity protects the integrity of DNA. This formula promotes macrophage activity, which strengthens the body’s natural defense system.

NERVOUS FATIGUE TCM (30) - This formula helps relieve stress, support digestion and promote sleep during periods of occasional restlessness or sleeplessness. Its key herbs include jujube, biota and schizandra.

SKELETAL STRENGTH (150) - More than a calcium supplement, Skeletal Strength provides Vitamin C, B6, B12, plus magnesium for complete joint nutrition. Includes horsetail, betaine hydrochloride, papaya fruit and more.

SPLEEN ACTIVATOR TCM (30) - This formula is designed to strengthen a weakened earth element, nourish spleen function and support the pancreas. This blend may act nutrtionally as a digestive system tonic and provide energy to the tired body. Perfect post-holiday recovery.

STRESS RELIEF TCM (30) - These herbs may help nourish the nervouse system and subsequently help improve gastric function and strengthen the urinary system.

SUNSHINE CONC. CLEANER W/PUMP DISPENSER (32 FL.OZ) - Bypass the harsh chemicals and harful phosphates for a natural, amazing cleaning solution. Sunshine Concentrate is strong enough to tackle stove grime, yet gentle enough for eyeglasses and bath bubbles! Use it on laundry, household cleaning, in the garage, etc.

TRIGGER IMMUNE TCM (30) - Its key herbs build the immune system and promote energy.

ULTIMATE GREENZONE (17 OZ.) - Keep your holidays green and your body nourished and invigorated with the greens and whole-foods energy of Ultimate GreenZone. It's the good stuff!

VITAMIN E COMPLETE W/ SELENIUM SOFTGEL CAPS (200) - We know the benefits of all-natural Vitamin # for circulation, brain health and antioxidant support to the cells. But all Vitamin # is not created equal. Ours has all eight tocopherols and tocotrienols, so you get the complete benefit package, plus the trace mineral selenium.

VS-C CAPSULES (100) - A winter favorite, VS-C supports the immune system as the body deals with microbes in the environment. This Chinese blend contains herbs that support detoxification and promote a healthy respiratory tract.

VS-C TCM CONC. (30) - This metal enhancing formula supports immune health. VS-C creates a favorable environment for microbial balance and overall health, support detoxification and promotes a healthy respiratory tract.


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We frequently change our
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If you need more information than my web site provides on any NSP products, please just
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Add Life to your Years and Years to your Life with Nature's Sunshine Herbs and Vitamins and Education! Learn how health can be achieved via Nutrition.

Share the Health,
Karen Herrmann-Doolan
An Independent Distributor of Nature's Sunshine Products
Herb Specialist, Nutritional and HomeSpa Aromatherapy Consultant
herbsplus@mynsp.com
704-588-7638
www.mynsp.com/herbsplus
Check out this weeks specials
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Monday, December 18, 2006

CHINESE FORMULAS ON SALE


CHINESE HERBAL COMBINATIONS
Now more powerful in concentrated extract formulas

Chinese herbalists have spent thousands of years developing and perfecting their herbal formulas in accordance with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The Chinese approach honors the interaction between the body's systems. The result? Powerful herbal formulas that work to promote harmony in the body. Nature's Sunshine's Chinese herbal formulas are now available in a more pure and potent concentrated extract form, called TCM concentrates.

In NSP's unique extraction process, the herbs are first combined in their proper proportions. The active constituents are drawn out and preserved, leaving behind unwanted or unneeded parts. The entire herb formula is percolated at a temperature low enough to maximize evaporation and the breakdown of active constituents, but high enough to allow the synergistic interaction of herbs to occur. The result is an herbal extract formula that is pure and potent. In fact, each philophy, which concentrates individual herbs and later combines them.

Enjoy the benefits of Chinese herbal wisdom with NSP's pure, powerful TCM concentrate herbal combination extracts.

NERVOUS FATIGUE FORMULA - helps support a body under stress, supports digestion and promotes sleep.

CHINESE MOOD ELEVATOR - supports the liver. The Chinese theorize that the liver plays an integral role in maintaining a positive mood.

KB-C - By nourishing the kidneys and supporting the urinary and structural systems, KB-C helps eliminate water and provides extra joint support.

LIVER BALANCE - supports both the digestive and nervous systems, optimizing liver health and reducing stress.

CHINESE LUNG SUPPORT - boosts the immune system, builds energy and supports the respiratory system.

CHINESE TRIGGER IMMUNE - builds the immune system and promotes energy

VS-C - The herbs in VS-C create a favorable environment for microbial balance and overall health, support detoxification and promote a healthy respiratory tract.

CHINESE BLOOD BUILD - This formula is designed to support the blood, liver and glands. It may improve blood quality and purity and strengthen the immune system.

CHINESE ANTI-GAS - Under Chinese philosophy, Chinese Anti-Gas supports the natual elimination of excess moisture and toxins by moving energy (chi) to the head.

IF-C - The herbs in IF-C nourish the structural and immune system by stimulating blood flow and eliminating toxins. (Provides excellent pain relief when inflammation is present).

CHINESE KIDNEY ACTIVATOR - In TCM, Chinese Kidney Activator promotes kidney function and helps clear retained water from the body.

Visit my website to see sales on many of these during December.

CLASSIC VS. LEGACY PLAN

New and existing Nature's Sunshine members

You may be trying to decide which plan you would like to join NSP under, or you may be a current member who is trying to decide which plan you would like to have your new members join with. Here is an excellent Estimator program which will help you see how you will make the most money. Hopefully this program will help you teach your new members the difference between each member plan. http://herbsplus4health.com/BlogPics/estimator501.zip

Some thoughts you may want to consider:
n New members opening a store or a alternative natural health practice, and having retail customers, may want to choose CLASSIC MEMBERSHIP for the opportunity to receive up to 30% rebate on your purchases, your customers purchases and your downline purchases.

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See the estimator program link above to see what it all really means.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

MUSIC CAN HEAL THE HEART AND SOUL!

Can't make the Blues Cruise?
Well... let the Blues Cruise come to you!!!

I don't normally put musical information on my herbsplus4health blog, as a matter of fact there are only two musicians who I would ever do that for. It just so happens that both of them are coming to Charlotte in the near future and so below is some info to try and entice some of you who live in the area to come out and enjoy these shows.

Holistically needed "Nutrition for the heart & soul"
... and I suggest a large dose of both!

Tab Benoit,
Southern Louisanna Cajun Bluesman
(Saturday, December 16th)
Performing at The Double Door Inn, on Independence (across from the college downtown Charlotte, NC).


The show begins around 10:00 pm. Come early for seats.



Deanna Bogart
playing with the Legendary Blues Revue w/Tommy Castro & Guests

Sunday, January 28 - 7:30PM
- $20 Adv / $25 Day of Show
Performing at the Neighborhood Theatre
511 E. 36th Street - NoDa - Charlotte, NC
Tickets & Information 704-358-9298 or online www.neighborhoodtheatre.com

Teaming up to bring Charlotte fans an evening of blues that they'll be talking about for years. The Legendary Blues Revue headlined by the Tommy Castro Band, a firmly established and highly acclaimed force in the American Roots/Blues genre. The band will be joined by special guests: Ronnie Baker Brooks, Magic Dick (of J. Geils Band fame), and the incomparable Deanna Bogart. This is an all-star evening that is not to be missed!

If you do not live in Charlotte, NC and would like to see Tab or Deana perform in a city near to you, check out their web sites tour schedule. www.tabbenoit.com
www.deannabogart.com

Also check out Tab's Voice of the Wetlands VOW site www.voiceofthewetlands.com

Tab is NOT just another pretty face!!! Open your ears when he begins to share with you about what is REALLY happening (or should I say NOT happening) in Louisiana. His music tells the story and his public voice is strong for what he believes in and for what he is passionate about. Open those ears wide boys and girls....If we do not listen to his message we will loose something so precious the devastation will be felt around the world.

Hell... if Tab runs for office. I'm voting for him!!!! Anyone else out there agree??? I can't think of anyone elses hands I'd rather be in. (and not just cause he's so sexy gals :)

I Guarantee both Tab & Deanna will stomp the blues right out of you!!!
I'm proud to share some of my herbsplus4health blog space with both of these incredible muscians. Make sure if you get to these shows and have the opportunity to talk with them after the show, that you let them know Karen sent you. Hope to see you there.


Share the Health,
Karen Herrmann-Doolan, NSP District Manager
An Independent Distributor of Nature's Sunshine Products
Natural Health Educator
herbsplus@mynsp.com
704-588-7638
www.mynsp.com/herbsplus
Learn about the Body Systems
www.herbsplus4health.com
Check out my Health & Nutrition Blog!
http://herbsplus4health.blogspot.com


PS After the show I hope you will come back and leave your comment by clicking the link below.

Potato Gnocchi - recipes


I found the following recipe on Drweil.com. I love Dr. Weil's daily newsletters but just wish he would switch over to Nature's Sunshine (in my downline, of course)!

Potato Gnocchi

Gnocchi (pronounced "nyo-kee" and derived from the German word for "knuckle") are tasty little dumplings, and one of Italy's oldest pastas, dating back to the 12th century. Traditional ingredients vary from region to region, with recipes including potatoes, flour, semolina, ricotta cheese, spinach, and even bread crumbs. Potatoes are packed with complex carbohydrates, plenty of potassium, vitamins C and B-6, and lots of great minerals. When making gnocchi (a relaxing activity in itself), pinch each one to create an indentation to hold the sauce. Immediately let it fall to the floured surface so you handle the gnocchi as little as possible. Cook them right away if you can. Toss the dumplings into the bubbling water and savor the scented steam. Your gnocchi will emerge light and delectable.

Ingredients
1 pound baking potatoes
1 3/4 cups unbleached white flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
Dash paprika
Dash grated nutmeg
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Instructions
1. Peel the potatoes, cut in quarters, cover with cold water, bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover, and cook until tender. Drain and mash. You should have about 2 cups.

2. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the flour, salt, a few dashes of paprika and nutmeg, and the chopped parsley.

3. Add the warm potatoes and turn out onto a floured surface. Knead just until dough is well mixed and not sticky. Let rest for 15 minutes.

4. Roll chunks of dough on floured board into logs about 1 inch thick. Cut into diagonal slices about 3/4 inch thick.

5. Bring a large pot of water to the boil. Add gnocchi. After they rise to the surface, lower the heat and simmer for 10 minutes, uncovered.

6. Drain well and cover with your favorite pasta sauce.
Serves 4

Nutrients Per Serving
Calories: 289.3
Protein: 8.1 grams
Fat: 0.7 grams
Saturated Fat: 0.1 grams
Monounsat Fat: 0.1 grams
Polyunsat Fat: 0.3 grams
Carbohydrate: 62.2 grams
Fiber: 3.4 grams
Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
Vitamin A: 97.5 IU
Vitamin E: 0.3 mg/IU
Vitamin C: 24.8 mg
Calcium: 18.9 mg
Magnesium: 36.8 mg


In addition, while searching on google.com for pictures of what the Gnocchi is supposed to look like, I found the following pages from Anna Maria Volpi, which offer excellent tips such as picking the right potato and variations of the recipe:

http://www.annamariavolpi.com/page80.html


http://www.annamariavolpi.com/page81.html

Enjoy!!! Feel free to add your comments on these recipes or share your own healthy recipe, by clicking on comments link below.
Share the Health,
~Karen

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

CHRISTMAS GIFTS GALORE!

LET THE HOLIDAYS BEGIN!!
Order now to get in time for Christmas!


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XYLITOL GUM SPEARMINT (100)

XYLITOL MINTS LEMON (240)
XYLITOL MINTS PEPPERMINT (240)

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Raspberty Dark Chocolate Cardio Bar ~ Savor Dark Chocolate infused with Sweet Raspberries, plus heart friendly omega-3 fatty acids, flax seeds, vitamin E, Co-enzyme Q-10, Vitamin B12, Vitamin C and Folic Acid.

Calcium Crunch Dark Chocolate Bar ~ A fortified Chocolate Bar that provides 35 percent of the daily value of calcium, plus omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium and phosphorus. Toasted flax seeds and crisp rice give it a fabulous texture and crunch.

n Sweetened with xylitol - Every tempting bit is SUGAR-FREE
n Packed with antioxidants
n Toasted flax seeds provide circulatory system support and a tasty crunch.
n Every bar yields two grams soy protein and 42% of the Daily Value for Vitamin C
n Calcium Crunch bars contain 350 mg. calcium, 130 mg. phosphorus and 115 mg. magnesium per bar.
n Cardio bars contain Coenzyme Q-10, folic acid and healthful B vitamins.


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Only $6.50 for the first box and $1 for each additional box! Stock up for the holidays!


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ember $315.

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Not Yet a Member? Get FREE Membership click here
Membership is FREE with a $40.00 purchase.

Don't forget members - When your personal monthly QV reaches 100 QV you will receive rebates from Nature's Sunshine Products, automatically mailed to you on the 10th of the following month.

If you need more information than my web site provides on any NSP products, please just email me and I can send you a product sheet specific to that product.

VISIT THESE LINKS TO GO TO THE WEEKLY SPECIALS or HABIT OF HEALTH 90 DAY CHALLENGE to view Herbs, Vitamins, Supplements & Other Products ON SALE

Add Life to your Years and Years to your Life with Nature's Sunshine Herbs and Vitamins and Education! Learn how health can be achieved via Nutrition.

Share the Health,
Karen Herrmann-Doolan
An Independent Distributor of Nature's Sunshine Products
Herb Specialist, Nutritional and HomeSpa Aromatherapy Consultant
herbsplus@mynsp.com
704-588-7638
www.mynsp.com/herbsplus
Check out this weeks specials
www.mynsp.com/herbsplus/Products/Specials.aspx
Learn about the Body Systems
www.herbsplus4health.com
Check out my Health and Nutrition Blog!
http://herbsplus4health.blogspot.com











Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Product Focus Meeting - Plus Notes

NOTES: FROM 12/13/06 TELECONFERENCE CALL

Thank you to Nora Weigl, NSP manager for sharing her notes from this months call:

Hosted by Corporate Regional Manager for the Southeast area, Jon Terry
Guest speaker - Laurence Smith
Topic: Heart Disease

Laurence 2-heart attacks- bad cholesterol 300+, trig 500 + on many meds- now on no med.
- he added Fiber and lost 30 lbs
- in China Chinese Doctors in his check up could tell he had Cardiac event- but said he did good.

Blood Pressure- Balance in life- picture of him golfing (his stress relief today)
His Dec 9 heart attack (years ago)-Laurence was facing foreclose on his house that following January - Stress big factor

Blood pressure not a disease in its self.
Heart has to work harder to get blood out to tissue and organs.
Underlying Cause- Standard American diet- cardiovascular problems a given

Many factors to consider
n Vaso constriction
n Cholesterol numbers
n Thickness of blood more pressure to get it thru
n Homocysteine
n Obesity
n Lack of enzymes
n Stress

High blood pressure early warning symptom

1st step -take a look at your lifestyle-
Often in this business clients ask "what do you have for high blood pressure?'
First thing to ask - Did you really come in because you need to change your life? Are you ready to change? Ready to make a Commitment to lifestyle changes? Remove refined sugars and hydrogenated oils from diet, eat lots of raw and fresh fruits and vegetables daily, increase fiber, implement an excercise program, etc. ? If no then refer to a good doctor where they can get on medication because they are only looking for a magic pill. There are no magic pills in herbs. It takes lifestyle changes , commitment and consistency in diet, exercise and lifestyle to change your health around with all natural means.

If they are committed to making changes they will see success using nutrients by feeding and strengthening their body. Without this committment they will be just wasting their money and your time. So make sure this is really the direction they want to go.

Arteries that don't work right- tubes that carry nutrients down to cells- small pipe takes more pressure - large pipe easier to get things through
Massive Vaso Dilator-
Liquid Capscium
- Laurence doesn't go anywhere with out it
- every bit of effective as nitro glycerin.

Blood Pressurex- Vaso dilator - l-Arginine, Olive Leaf extract, Golden Rod Aerial Parts, Coleus Root Extract, Hawthorn Berries Extract, Grape Seed Extract
+ Blood Pressurex helps maintain good blood flow- peripheral arteries, thins blood.

L Arginine and
Magnesium
- Opens arteries for better blood flow
Magnesium Simple start – good for everyone

Stiff arteries-
Vari Gone
- Helps repair blood vessels.

Grapine -
HiPotency Grapine & Grapine w/ protectors Blood Pressure comes down.
Omega 3 - helps pliability of vessels. - 5-12/day (NSP formula) to repair vessels.


Poor lipid profile: Kink in the hose - blood pressure has to go up to get the blood to go around.
Stop Plaque build up, and then get rid of plaque already there.

4 reasons why we have high cholesterol
1.Too much cholesterol from diet- high fat and rancid cholesterol
2. Body isn't get rid of rancid fat- not enough fiber. Fiber gives it a free ride out of the body.
3. Linus Pauling- institute discovered Scurvy break down of artery wall- artery bleeds to death.
RDA of Vit C just enough to prevent scurvy.
- 4 grams of Vitamin C daily -
Vitamin C ascorbates .
4. Liver produces too much insulin in blood stream.
Dr Rodier sweet death- New CD . - every body needs to read this book!
Diet -gets refined carbs out-
soluble fiber in
- similar to books which count carbs/fats etc. get book w/ fiber counts of food , author: Nexter
- Start counting your fiber, shoot for 45 grams/day (no less than 25 grams/day)

Cholestrol Reg best cholestrol reducer. - also CoQ10 and L cartinine and Omega 3.
- Cholestrol Reg- Policosinals- phtyo sterols- niconate, powerful, resveratrol found in grapeskin
to protect arteries. Increase antioxidant properties
- First go to product if omega doesn't do it.

MegaChel - Oral Chelation program, Dissolve plaque in artereis Cleans Plaque out of arteries- ROTOREUTER
-11 essential vitamons, 10 minerals, citrus Bioflavonoids, Cod liver Oil, Ginkgo Leaf,
- Stay on 1month for every 10 years of your life i.e. 50 year old= 5 months
- always add mineral Chi and collodial minerals.

Thick blood? Hyper coagulability- blood thinner Doctor will prescribe asprin or coumadin
- thin blood moves thru system
- sychemia= low blood flow
Nattozimes- New product- Fiberous – dissolves fibrin in blood.
- do not take when on prescribed blood thinner meds, i.e. asprins, coumadin etc.
Vitamin C also
Anti coagulant-
Ginkgo Biloba- improves brain circulation- thins blood
Vitamin E – makes things slippery.
and
EFA Omega 3 (the food fats)

Proactazyme or Food enzymes between meals digest debris in blood
- enzymes thins blood
- Supports platelet aggregation,
Caution: Blood Thinning- if you are on a medical blood thinner, work w/ Dr.
Natural herb combinations alone rarely thins blood too much, but in conjunction with meds-
be careful.

Irregular Heart Beat-
Calcium/magnesium Dr Norman Shealy
- if brought to hospital get shot of magnesium & it will double chance of survival.
So effective, If you don't get, its a good case for lawsuit.
Heart Rhythm -
Magnesium
- Excellent long-term use – 90-95% people deficient in Magnesium- Tops his list
-
Hawthorn berries strengthens heart- Hawthorn herb for heart
-
Capsicum (Cayenne) herb for Cardiovascular System
- Taurine, present in
Cardio Assurance, has profound effect of irregular heart.

Homosysteine- elevated levels- increases heart and vessel disease.
- levels of 6.7- 7.0 are not safe range for homosysteine
- 15 or above heart attack 3 times normal people.
- Damages blood vessels.
- Injures cells that lines arteries.
- Disrupts normal blood clotting.
- Laurence asks for this test regularly. Also Fibrinogen test, C Reactive Protein and regularly tests Fasting Insulin Levels
- Higher insulin more inflamed vessels. - follow diabetic diet always
- Elevated levels of homcysteine increase possibility of Alzheimer's.
- Higher homcysteine more likely to develop (14 + risk almost doubles)
- Homocysteine builds up
- meat causes build up
- need to supplement
B6, B12, Folic Acid or Nutri Calm which is heavy in B vitamins and Vit C

4- 75 mgs daily
Co Q 10 daily-
L carnitine- Fuel of heart is fat- carnitine helps burn that fat
- Vit protects lining of blood vessel-
Magnesium helps survival of congestive heart failure
HSII has hawthorn – heart stimulator
Combination
Four –Heart failure is a WET Congestion
- comb. four drys it out-
Diuretic- also
lymphatic and kidney drainage- 1 tsp. of each am and 1
tsp. of each in pm. Add to water and sip.

Herbs vitamins help arteries unclogged - Best Place to start
- see Habit of Health core nutrition products (vit, mineral, antioxidants, EFA's, Fiber, enzymes, probiotic)
- Start with habit of health
- Then add vitamin C in higher doses- eat more vegetables and fruit.

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When: Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Time: 6:00 p.m Pacific Time
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December Topic: Heart Disease

Guest Speaker: Laurence Smith

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Upcoming Free Product Focus Calls - 2006:

Jan. 10 - Weight Loss
Products discused: 7-Keto, Cellu-Smooth, Garcinia Combination, Nature's Hoodia Formula, Nature's Cortisol Formula, Xylitol line
Feb. 21 - Cold and Flu
Products discused: ALJ, CC-A, Elderberry Defense, HCP-X, Chinese Lung Support
March 14 - Enzyme
Products discused: Food Enzymes, Proactazyme Plus, Papaya Mint, Nattozimes Plus, Digestive Bitters Tonic

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Chinese medicine is one of the two oldest established paradigms of herbal medicine still in use today. The history of Chinese herbalism is one of continual and ongoing processes of observation, contemplation, synthesis and refinement of ideas based on real world experience, not abstract scientific ideas. Centuries of theoretical formulation, followed by testing of those theories in actual practice, has resulted in the powerful healing system known today as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

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